You may think that Wii sales are on the way down, down, down, but don't tell that to Nintendo! No, according to internal numbers, since the console dropped to $199 things have never better.
It's been like three hours since this has been posted and no one is here. OnTopic: Might get higher this coming holiday season.
Still got no games though... am I right!? /sarcarsm
Totally, 2010 is dry like a bone. ;3 /Sarcasm
Speaking of price cuts: http://www.nintendoeverythi... So you can buy the Wii for $199. And the Metroid Trilogy for $29. $228 total for a new system and 80 hours of the best gameplay ever pressed on a disc. It's a good time to have a Wii. Or buy one.
Like I've said before, the wii is the real variable. The PS3 will no doubt leave the 360 in the dust, but it's the wii that may or may not be beaten. It'll be interesting to see which console beats the other.
For a console in first place their still doing pretty well. The dry spell will finally break for the hardcore as Mario & Metroid launch next year fellas, maybe even Zelda too! Also some decent games like Red Steel 2 and No More Heroes 2 are set to release.
I've always been a big Nintendo fan, but I don't get the Wii. I bought mine at launch and couldn't even force myself to play it, and I felt guilty about it! Didn't like Mario Galaxy, Zelda TP felt alien with the Wii-mote. Raving Rabbits was amusing for awhile but most games I tried I just couldn't get past how awkward and imprecise the Wii-mote felt. Even my wife said "I'm not going to have to point this stupid thing at the TV the entire time I'm playing, am I?" I sold it a year later to a co-worker who was buying it for his wife and went back to my PS360. I just don't get it. The 360 is less money and 10 times the game console the Wii is and can't touch the Wii's numbers. It's like the gaming world has gone mad.
"Didn't like Mario Galaxy, Zelda TP felt alien with the Wii-mote... It's like the gaming world has gone mad." no i think you have
If I had the option to play Mario Galaxy or Zelda TP with a tradional controller I probably would have loved both of them, but the Wii-mote was just an irritation. If you're going to make me waggle a controller instead of press a button, I'd rather press the button, thanks. It just totally distracted me from playing the game.
Then there must be something slightly wrong with you if moving the controller distracts you from playing the game. In most Wii games all it takes is a flick. I don't see how that is any different from making a long button mashing combo/combo in some fighters when it comes to taking focus awayfrom the game. I heard of motion controls feeling a bit awkward at first because it's new, but if something like that distracts you from the gameplay then you mustn't be real focused when playing games. A lot of classic arcade game machines have you move with this big ol joystick that has you constantly changing the position of arm in order to move. Let's not forget those Dance Dance Revolution style games that have you constantly moving your feet. These controls are to simple to take any focus away from any who has played Wii games for at least a month. It is pretty obvious that the Wii just isn't for you. It certainly does not make it any less a home video game console nor it's video games as video games as the Playstation 3 or XBox 360. It's simply all just mere personal preference.
I find it funny how you feel you have to post on pro-Wii articles telling everyone about your BS story of how you sold "your wii". Isn't is getting old? Anyway. If YOU find it hard to move your arms, it's not the Wii controller's fault that you're some deformed guy that can't do something so simple as place your arms on your lap and use the controller that way. 7_7 And for crying out loud, it's called MOTION CONTROLS, not waggle. You mostly "waggle" in party games. If waggling was in ALL of the Wii's games, you would be right, but it isn't. 360 more of a gaming console then the Wii? You know this is your opinion right? You should start ending crapy statements like that with "IMO" (In my opinion). :B
funny how there are barely any comments here, but when an article says anything about declining wii sales people come here with their epiphanies on how the wii is failing.
Please, you rarely see any kind of article about the Wii get over 30 comments regardless. Quite frankly the fanboys don't really care. Fanboys pretty much ignore the Wii and PC articles and they make up about 70% of the comments on any given article.
http://n4g.com/industrynews... http://n4g.com/wii/News-435... http://n4g.com/wii/News-435... i was just reading these, dont give me your bs, check the number of comments there
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no games are on the wii except the new super mario bros. they're getting desperate, I saw a huge spectacle in the mall near me in front of the gamestop in the mall and as expected there were 3 year olds there and fat ladies using wii fit
ignorance is bliss
Really, in the grand scheme of things they really can sit back and watch the PS3 and 360 fight to the death and they will still be victorious. They have made an instant success with the Wii regardless of what gamers like myself think about it. PS3 tanked in comparison to PS2, and the 360 screwed itself with RRoD though LIVE is making them a fortune. Nintendo is the only one this gen that swept the market. Damn the casual market. Damn it straight to hell.
I agree. The Wii has it in the bank. I don't hate the Wii and I don't hate Nintendo. They just don't have the huge studio support or the money that the other two companies have in order to create/publish games at the same rate. To say the Wii's lineup is anywhere near the 360 or PS3's is laughable. However, it does have some great games! Wario Ware: Smooth Moves, SSBB, New Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Galaxy, Mad World, No More Heroes, Wii Fit, Wii Sports Resort, Wii Sports, and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption are just a few. It has more, I promise. I'm tired though. Lols. In comparison, however...it's just sad. I play my PS3, on average, a good 20 hours a week. The Wii, if it's lucky, gets a full two hours a week. That's only if I'm really in the mood also. I go months without it...never batting an eye. Still...Nintendo wins.
Nintendo probably has enough money to fund Killzone 2 20 times over. They probably wipe their asses with bars of 24K gold.
According to the lastest reports, they're worth about three-fourths what Sony Computer Entertainment is worth. That's A LOT OF MONEY!!! However, that's Sony Computer Entertainment...not Sony Inc. entirely. The same goes for the Xbox division at Microsoft. They have an entire corporation behind them.
goes straight to their shareholders.
the PS3 is how old compared to the PS2? do you realize the PS2 did not reach it's amazing numbers until AFTER it's price was cut to $199? the Wii is turning out to be just like the gamecube... which did amazing numbers at first but then it stalled and never recovered. why? because the PS2 had a better library of games. does the wii have a better library of games compared to the 360 or PS3? only a handful. all i can say is this is going to be a repeat of last generation. nintendo can sit back if they want, they may be winning now, but we'll see how things look after the next year.
Well even though sales have been down from their soaring highs it still was selling pretty well. And it's only $199 what's not gonna sell at $199? Especially when the thing is still in demand. Mine doesn't get played but I think im gonna pick up Mario Bros since it appears to be old school gaming fun
price cuts increase sales? who would have thunked it
Biggest waste of $199 I have ever spent. Total playtime was about 4 hours on the system, even my wife didn't like it. I put it up on craigslist and have already received 10+ calls about it, so at least i'll get some of my money back. I'm so used to playing my PS3 for so many years I couldn't get used to the mediocre graphics and the awkward controller set-up.
However, I forced myself to spend more time with it before finally admitting to myself that I just can't stand the controls. I spent about 4 hours in Zelda, 2 in Mario Galaxy, maybe 4-6 hours playing Wii-Sports, 1 hour in Medal of Honor (ugh!), 3-4 hours with Raving Rabbids, 30 minutes with that Wario Ware game (most irritating....game....ever!) I tried. I tried games I usually love like Zelda and MOH. I tried new games. I found everything about the Wii a frustrating chore. The controls weren't accurate...if you moved off the screen it always took a few seconds to find your controller again, it looked like absolute hell on my HD TV. It made me wish I never gave my Gamecube to my nieces when I bought the Wii. Like I said above...I just don't get it's appeal.
that is because you missed the point of the wii (hint: it is in the name). it is a party machine or a casual gaming machine. i am in the same position, i only ever fire it up when i have a few people over, even for 2 people it can get old fast next to the other consoles but more than 2 is a great time. my girlfriend is not fussed on it either (or any games period) and that is kinda why i bought it, hoping we could play some games together, my mistake. then i kept on making mistakes by also buying wii fit for her etc. and still no love.
That's why Rabbids and Wii-Sports got the most play time when I owned my Wii, because friends would come over, they'd want to give it a spin and then we'd play for a couple of hours. Maybe I can see that. If all you want to use it for is for kids or party games, it might be a good choice. As for getting your GF involved in gaming, Lego Indy is a fun co-op game. Both my wife and I got a kick out of that one. Back in the day, it was Grim Fandango that first got my wife interested in video games. From there she seemed to like those co-op dungeon crawl games, like Baldurs Gate or Champions of Norrath. I think she liked getting loot, shopping and buying new outfits for her characters. Go figure. :)
Wario Ware was irritating to you? You must not have gotten most of the games. Lols. It's so addicting!
seriously... what were last months numbers?
And to think all that crap I talked about the Wii's fad is fading. Proof that everyone on the internet blogesphere is wrong.
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